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VIDEO: Budget Chair Brown discusses budget deadline

VIDEO: Budget Chair Brown discusses budget deadline

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, discusses the constitutional deadline facing lawmakers as they continue to work to pass the state’s 2018 operating budget. Lawmakers must truly agree and finally pass the state’s spending plan for 2018 by May 5th at 6 p.m.

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House approves state’s $27 billion budget, Senate approval to come

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House has officially fulfilled their duties in signing off on the state’s spending plan for the next fiscal year. Less than 48 hours after perfecting the state’s budget, the House pushed forward in their one mission mandated by the state constitution, third reading and passing all thirteen appropriations bills

Rep. Diane Franklin speaks to anti-abortion activists outside the Columbia Planned Parenthood Dec. 12, 2016. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Franklin throws her name into competitive 2018 Senate District 16 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, announced she will run to represent Senate District 16 in what is quickly becoming a large field to replace the term-limited Sen. Dan Brown. In a Facebook post-Tuesday afternoon, Franklin said she would officially announce a campaign kickoff in May or June after session ends for the year.

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Dillon to run for Senate in SD 16

ROLLA, Mo. – Ryan Dillon, a former aide to former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, has solidified his intention to run for Senate in Missouri’s 16th District, which includes several prominent Mid-Missouri towns and areas like Rolla, Camdenton, Waynesville, Salem, St. James, Fort Leonard Wood and the southern half of the Lake of the Ozarks. Dillon

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

Union labor workers gather at the Missouri State Capitol to protest labor reform measures. (Ben Peters/MISSOURI TIMES)

STL-KC Carpenters Regional Council fights back against prevailing wage repeal in new ad campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislature has already pushed one major labor priority across the finish line this session, and some Republicans are now setting their eye on repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. SB 20, filed by Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, would repeal the prevailing wage and instead use the actual minimum wage as

Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Greitens signs right-to-work bill into law, marking turning point for Missouri organized labor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an abandoned factory in Springfield and a business park in Poplar Bluff, Gov. Eric Greitens held ceremonial signing ceremonies celebrating the first bill of his tenure as governor, one that could arguably prove to be the most monumental of his entire term in office. Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the

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Greitens’ budget calls for more than $500 million in cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For weeks, people have speculated as how much money Gov. Eric Greitens would need to cut in order to balance the state’s budget. Now, the answer has arrived. Two weeks after his State of the State address, Greitens unveiled his budget for the 2018 fiscal year while speaking at the Nixa Early Childhood

Sen. Dan Brown debates his right-to-work bill Jan. 24, 2017.

Senate sends right-to-work to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate third read and passed Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill just before noon Thursday. Though the most significant hurdle came Wednesday night in the perfection of the bill, sending SB 19 to the House effectively ensures it will become law. Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill passed through the House

Sen. Gina Walsh debates Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Senate Democrats hint of filibuster on right-to-work during floor debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh began listing each right-to-work state’s own provisions on whether or not the violation of that law caused civil liability or criminal penalties, the Democrats’ debate over Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill appeared ready to go into the night. A few minutes later, Brown asked for

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